Time in a Bottle

Time in a Bottle


timeinabottle.jpgOver 50 years ago Paula’s Pierce’s father placed a message into a Coca-Cola bottle. It was supposed to be a practical joke, designed to tease his wife, Tina. Together they ran The Beachcomber Motel in Hampton Beach, N.H. until they passed away.

The message that was sent read: “Return to 419 Ocean Boulevard and receive a reward of $150 from Tina, owner of the Beachcomber.”

The bottle traveled over 2,000 miles from Hampton Beach to the Turks and Caicos Islands.  A message-in-a-bottle collector Clint Buffington found the note and decided to return it to the author’s family. Daughter Paula’s parents had died years ago and she said the surprise message from her father was “like being contacted from the past.”

My Grandfather Knight used to tell me that when he went to France during World War 1 they would toss bottles overboard with messages inside. The notes would contain the…

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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